Bina Agarwal, Professor of Development Economics and Environment at the University of Manchester
Pauline Peters, Fellow, African Studies Center, Faculty Affiliate, Center for International Development, Harvard University.
Chair: Jacqueline Bhabha, FXB Director of Research; Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health; Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School; Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School
This panel will discuss Gender Challenges, a three-volume compendium by Professor Bina Agarwal, who is known for her path-breaking writings on agriculture, property rights, and the environment. The compendium brings together a selection of her essays, written over three decades, and is published by Oxford University Press, 2016. Combining diverse disciplines, methodologies, and cross-country comparisons, the essays challenge standard economic analysis and assumptions from a gender perspective. They provide original insights on a wide range of theoretical, empirical, and policy issues of continuing importance in contemporary debates.
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 04:00pm
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 05:30pm
1730 Cambridge Street
The symposium on DeCoding Asian Urbanism explores the current discourse and creation of innovative architecture and urban interventions that are effectively transforming the spatial and operational landscape of the complex Asian city. The focus is to highlight efforts that strategically embrace the rapid growth and the cultural and physical complexity of the built environment in Asia. The symposium builds on an exhibition at the A+D Architecture +Design Museum>Los Angeles, curated by Kenneth Frampton, Ken Yeang and Farooq Ameen. The comprehensive effort including the exhibition, this symposium and accompanying publication stimulates a dialogue between designers, policy makers and public officials who are shaping the Asian city today.
Cosponsored with the Bengal Foundation and the A+D Museum, Los Angeles
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Participating centers: Asia Center, Center for African Studies, Committee on Regional Studies East Asia, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard China Fund, History Department, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Korea Institute, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, South Asia Institute, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 12:00pm
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 03:00pm
1730 and 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Harvard faculty, students, fellows, staff, and affiliates are invited to a special edition of SAI’s weekly tea break at SAI’s office, 4th floor of 1730 Cambridge Street. Come enjoy tea and snacks and celebrate Diwali with us!
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 03:00pm
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 04:00pm
CGIS South, 4th Floor
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Dinyar Patel, a Harvard alum who is now an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina, recently co-edited a volume of selected correspondences from the Dadabhai Naoroji Papers. “People like Naoroji were talking about a lot of similar issues to what politicians are talking about now in India,” Patel said in an interview with SAI.
SAI hosted a seminar with the Radcliffe Institute in September that sought to identify the technical and policy barriers to better health information exchange, with a focus on India.
Launched in 2015, the “Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity” book and exhibition consolidate research findings and serve as an example of interdisciplinary research conducted at Harvard.
Ojha’s research focuses on labour, maritime history and urban history, particulary Bombay dock labour.
Haibei Peng, GSD student, spent her summer researching traditional Nepalese architecture and post-earthquake reconstruction.
An ideal applicant would be a graduate/doctoral student in computer/data sciences or quantitative social sciences.
The symposium explores the current discourse and creation of innovative architecture and urban interventions that are effectively transforming the spatial and operational landscape of the complex Asian city.
Join the South Asia Institute for its Annual Symposium, which will bring together scholars and practitioners for discussions about South Asia and the world, focusing broadly on the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
The students, all master’s candidates at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, hail from India, Nepal, and Pakistan.
Javed is an Assistant Professor in the computer science department at GIFT University, Gujranwala, Pakistan. His research is focused around smart grids, specifically on anything to do with demand side management.
After Nepal’s devastating earthquake in April, the international community rushed to help. Well-meaning though it was, the huge influx of helpers actually complicated relief efforts. That issue and other lessons were the focus of a symposium at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on September 16.
Saathi, founded by several MIT and Harvard graduates, has developed an eco-friendly sanitary pad made from local banana fiber that is fully compostable and bio-degradable. They hope it will give women more freedom in India and other developing countries.